A 19th-century inspired science fantasy, murder-mystery set on a fantasy island where Phil the dodo and other unusual wild animals roam corridors, great halls and an underground network of passages of a magnificent museum and science academy. Written by multi-award-winning author Julia Golding.
Julia Golding is a multi-award winning writer for adults and young adults, including the Cat Royal series. Former British diplomat and Oxfam policy adviser, she has now published over fifty books in genres ranging from historical adventure to fantasy. She has a doctorate in English literature from Oxford.
“Julia Golding has a great storytelling gift; she writes with inventiveness and brio, telling a tale packed with incident but not skimping on detail and atmosphere.” Linda Newbery, author
“This extraordinary book encourages us to consider the mysteries of humanity from the bonds of friendship and family to the wonders of our world and the universe of which we are a part.” Steph Bryant and Lizzie Henderson, The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion
“A murder, a dodo, a fantastical scientific setting all wrapped up in one mystery. A fabulous read.” Andrew Briggs, author and professor